An Independent
Bookshop on the
Historic Downtown Mall

Serving Albemarle and Central Virginia since 1924

New Dominion Bookshop


New Dominion Bookshop is the oldest independent bookseller in Virginia, located in Historic Downtown Charlottesville. Our collection includes many selections from fiction, non-fiction, and children’s literature, and a unique selection of architecture and landscape gardening resources.

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At New Dominion Bookshop you will find a pleasant, old-fashioned atmosphere and a friendly, attentive staff who are interested in literature and readers like you.

New Dominion Bookshop


December 14 7:00pm

Join us for the next installment of the Charlottesville Reading Series, featuring essayist Helen Chandler and musician Sam Bush.

December 08 6:00pm

Celebrate the holidays with New Dominion! Join us for a special evening of giveaways, hors d'oeuvres, and good cheer.

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Special orders and domestic shipping available, with free gift-wrapping!

New Dominion Bookshop


Order Signed Copies of The Reckoning by John Grisham

Order your signed copy of John Grisham's new legal thriller, The Reckoning, out on October 23.

Memories of New Dominion Bookshop

Former bookseller Julia Henshaw reflects back on the old days of the shop, when it was owned by C. C. Wells.

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